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News + Notes 8 | The blockbuster debut of The Matrix Reloaded will change the way we watch movies…CBS’ Big Fat Greek divorce…Harvey Pekar goes to Cannes…Hot Sheet…Monitor…First Look: Viggo Mortensen in Hidalgo

Features

26 | Summer Music 2003 Jay-Z and 50 Cent tell all before teaming up for one hot tour. Check in with Beyonce, who’s serving up a solo debut album, and alt-rock darling Liz Phair, who’s going pop. And see what those gushing Fountains of Wayne have to say. Plus: A headbangers portfolio; a calendar of summer’s major albums and tours.

66 | Clown Jewel Albert Brooks, featured in The In-Laws and Finding Nemo, looks back on a career of screen gems. BY BENJAMIN SVETKEY

71 | The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Network by network, here are TV’s big winners and losers. BY DAN SNIERSON

78 | State of Shock Radio’s shock jocks say they’re afraid of the FCC, but they’re mouthing off nonetheless. BY JOSH WOLK

Reviews

89 | MOVIES Bruce Almighty; also The In-Laws, Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns), Respiro. Plus: Reel Answers – a new column where our critics take on your trickiest film concerns; the last word on Spellbound.

99 | VIDEO & DVD The Pianist. New to DVD: Homicide: Life on the Street – The Complete Seasons 1 & 2; Throne of Blood. Plus: Antwone Fisher, Talk to Her, A Guy Thing, The Recruit.

103 | TELEVISION Out of Order. Plus: Scouting for seniors on NBC; On the Air; What to Watch.

114 | MUSIC DJ Kay Slay’s The Streetsweeper Vol. 1; also the DJ’s top 10 mixtapes, Lillix’s Falling Uphill. Plus: Phish, Ed Harcourt, Verbena, Willie Nelson.

118 | BOOKS Dean Koontz’s The Face; Hilary Liftin’s Candy and Me. Plus: Berthold Steinhilber’s Ghost Towns of the American West.

6 | Mail Barely beloved Dixie Chicks.

122 | The Joel Stein Show An affinity for fake body parts.

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